Broadcast Video Expo 2011

26th November 2010

HardSoft are pulling together for BVE 2011 which is 15-17th February at Earls Cout. The 2010 show had 12000 visitors looking at products from over 240 companies from across the industry including the BBC, ITV and SKY. HardSofts flexible computer leasing offers the creative industry in these difficult times the ability to acquire new Apple […]

A faster Mac Pro

25th November 2010

The new Mac Pro although fast could be faster. Those using creative software such as Final Cut, Avid and Adobe often request faster hard drives. The Mac Pro offers little options as standard. main issue is the slow 3gb/sec sata connection linked with 7200rpm hard drives. HardSoft Flexible Leasing are now offering a 6Gb expansion card […]

New Graphics Option on Mac Pro

19th November 2010

One of the cricisms of the new Mac Pro was the lack of a choice of graphics card. Apple offer the Radeon 5770 as standard and then as a slightly more expensive alternative is the Radeon 5870 . Recently announced and available in the next few weeks is the new  Quadro 4000 based on Nvidia’s Fermi […]

Apple XServe discontinued !

5th November 2010

The flagship Apple Xserve is to phased out at Christmas 2010. This was a very successfuil product but has many a peculiarity and has been overtaken by the flexibility of the Tower size Mac Pro and its abilty for hardware upgarde and changes. Apple has published a Transition Guide and believes the Mac Mini Server […]

Lease v Buy Example

4th October 2010

Company A is looking to purchase new Apple Mac equipment for its business. The supplier had offered them two options, either to buy the equipment outright or to utilize a lease option via HardSoft …………. ASSUMPTIONS Equipment Price £7,000.00 Lease Period (yrs) 3 Frequency Monthly Company’s Tax Rate 28% CASH PURCHASE  Tax relief is only […]

Guild Of Television Cameramen- Official Sponsor

16th September 2010

The Broadcast industry is an important market for HardSoft Computers. The flexibility of a lease with HardSoft is matched by the ability to deliver high end Apple hardware and software rapidly backed by a team of engineers. This year HardSoft are attending the Guild of Television Cameramen Annual 2010 Awards at the BFI South Bank […]

The Hidden Costs of Leasing

13th September 2010

Leasing business equipment has become popular with anything from copiers to franking machines ove the recent years. Leasing of computers and increasingly Apple Mac’s is very popular. But many busineess people are put off by ‘hidden’ costs and charges. Make sure you ask if there is a deposit ? Ask how many payments you will make- a […]

New Imacs/What is an iCart?

30th July 2010

HardSoft have shipped their first new iMacs today and at no cost have upgraded all previous orders to the new specs at no cost. Essentially there has been a small uplift in price but the new Apple imacs feature faster CPU’s across the range and higher resolution screens inconjunction with better graphics cards.  The Apple […]

You already lease your Mobile!

20th July 2010

Over 90% of business users of mobile phones have them on a Contract, rather than Pay As You Go. It is in fact quite difficult to even buy a phone,  then separately buy the connection. A two year mobile phone contract , for instance , with O2 for the new Apple iPhone 4 will cost […]

From Acorns grow Oak trees

5th July 2010

With all the doom and gloom in the economy going on, we thought it would be nice to share a good story for once. It also shows with the right infrastructure and planning that anything can be obtained. It started 4 years ago when an old personal friend approached us to help with his IT […]

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